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March 27, 2008

Legislature heading for backstretch of session

St. Paul – If everything goes according to plan (i.e. the session ends when it’s scheduled to end), the Legislature will be adjourned two months from now. There’s a lot of work to do between now and then. More than halfway through the session, lawmakers have passed one piece of landmark legislation – dedicated funding

DNR confirms the presence of a cougar in Delta County

Gladstone, Mich. – For the second time in recent years, the Michigan DNR has confirmed evidence of a cougar in the Upper Peninsula. A track found earlier this month in southern Delta County is likely a cougar track, according to state officials. “We were contacted by a private landowner stating he may have a cougar

Spring turkey hunters could see options in ’09

Columbus – Although there’s been an ongoing conversation in Ohio conservation circles about extending the spring turkey season, that status quo will remain this year. That could change in the near future, however. Dave Risley, the DNR Division of Wildlife’s administrator for wildlife research and management, said there is potential for change in 2009. Risley’s

Spring turkey season ’08 looks promising

Lansing – No turkey hunter – or a would-be turkey hunter – need be anything but optimistic about the upcoming spring hunting season. Begin with the birds. Yes, Michigan has had a harsh winter. But its effect on the state’s 200,000-plus birds appears to have been minimal. Then, take a look at the license list

When blue ice is a sign of spring

On Lake Superior, freeze-up is a sign of spring. After being open throughout the winter, the lake skimmed over with an inch or two of hard, blue ice during an early March cold snap. This isn’t an unusual end-of-winter occurrence. Superior’s ice is unlike what you find on inland lakes. Even when the lake is

Pols talk deer with Audubon, Unified

Harrisburg – Just two organizations were allowed to speak at a deer-management forum hosted by the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee here. They did not fare equally well. Tim Schaeffer, executive director of Audubon Pennsylvania, and four representatives of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania – President Steve Mohr, Chairman of the Board Greg Levengood, legislative liaison

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